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Wanaka’s Powersport Mecca

Wanaka Powersports is gearing up for an expansion to larger premises, after just nine months in business, to provide more space for international brands.

General manager, Daniel Irwin, says the dealership, workshop and state-of-the-art showroom – which stocks some of the world’s most advanced motorbikes, specialist boats, power watercraft and outdoor equipment – is moving directly across the road from its current address at Three Parks in Wanaka.

“We’ve already outgrown our current shop and we will be locating to our new premises later this year,” he says. “We are all very excited about this as we are taking on some exclusive new brands and we’ll have plenty of room to introduce extra stock. We can’t share exactly what those brands are just yet, but they are world-class.”

Wanaka Powersports already stocks Austrian-designed Belassi power watercraft and Nautique boats straight from the USA.

Daniel says water sports enthusiasts can visit the showroom to view the range and a Belassi power watercraft and Nautique GS20 are featured on the showroom floor as demonstration models but they can be taken for a test run.

Daniel says the Nautique range of boats are ideal for the Southern Lakes environment and Wanaka Powersports will soon sell a range of integrative Connelly water sports accessories such as wakeboards, wake surf boards, life jackets and biscuits.

“When you think of a lake day with your friends and family, a packed lunch and cranking beats, we picture the Nautique,” he says. “We believe that they are the best for Lake Wanaka, Lake Hawea and surrounding areas. Our staff and I were recently fortunate enough to gather our families and experience a long evening on the lake doing just that – it’s magic.”

Along with power watercraft and water sports equipment, Wanaka Powersports sells motorcycles, off-road bikes and scooters and carries the complete lines of MV Agusta, UBCO, Royal Enfield, GASGAS, Benelli, Peugeot Scooters and Polaris.

“Behind the scenes we also have a fully stocked workshop for servicing motorcycles, V-drive boats and power watercraft. We have taken on another boat service tech for the busy summer months,” says Daniel. “Our entire team is very knowledgeable about our stock and we’re looking forward to welcoming customers to our new store.”